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Sobell Leisure Centre

Hornsey Road, Holloway, London, N7 7NY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Sports Halls, Gym, Ice Rink, Exercise Studios, Squash Courts, Soft Play Area, Saunas, Therapy Rooms, and a Function Room.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Finsbury Park.
  • The nearest underground station is Arsenal.

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front and side of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 590cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 4in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The parking area at the front of the centre is for staff and Blue Badge holders only.
    • The main visitor's car park is located at the side of the Leisure Centre.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the Gym.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Fitness Suite (The Gym)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the ground floor, just past reception.
    • The fitness suite is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The opening is 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing assistance system is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp leading to the free weights area.

Football pitches

  • Outdoor Astro 3G pitches are available through online booking.
  • They are open from 8am -10pm.
  • Access to the pitches is via steps or a long slope.

Eating and Drinking (Better Coffee Corner)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on the ground floor, next to the Gym.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main hall, leading to the changing rooms.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • The lift is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 145cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Lift (Trampoline Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left, past the gym on the ground floor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Accessible Changing Room (Changing Rooms and Toilets. Left Hand Transfer)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the changing rooms and toilets area on the ground floor.
  • The facility is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 245cm x 235cm (8ft x 7ft 9in).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 167cm (5ft 6in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • Comments View
    • A similar accessible changing room is adjacent with a lateral transfer space on the right (150cm wide).

Level Change (Accessible Changing Room)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the entrance to the changing room.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 129cm (4ft 3in).

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 62m (67yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 52m (56yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the left hand side of the centre.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located in the changing rooms and toilet area.
    • The facility is approximately 44m (48yd 4in) from the entrance.
    • There is not level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 300cm x 400cm (9ft 10in x 13ft 1in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Dropdown rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

Level Change (Changing Places and Accessible Changing Rooms)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the changing places and accessible changing rooms.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Accessible Toilet (Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 59m (64yd 1ft) from the entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the adapted changing room.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 360cm x 340cm (11ft 10in x 11ft 2in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 250cm (8ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet (Ice Rink. Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 75m (82yd 1in) from the entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the access to the ice rink, to the right of the building as you enter.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 157cm (5ft x 5ft 2in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Level Change (Access to the Ice Rink and Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has handrails both sides, and also leads up to the adapted toilet.
    • There is a similar ramp, 148 cm wide, which leads down to the skate hire and seating area.
    • There is a small threshold leading on to the ice, shown in photograph 2.

Accessible Toilet (Changing Rooms. Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) from the entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the changing room area.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • Male toilets.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 190cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • Hand dryers are situated in main toilet area.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the standard changing rooms.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 62m (67yd 2ft) from the entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).
  • Comments View
    • These toilets also contain a lowered sink.
    • There are also standard male and female toilets to the right as you enter, by the ice rink. These have level access, although there is a moderate step up to the urinals in the male toilets here.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.